Oregon Statutes - Chapter 419B - Juvenile Code: Dependency - Section 419B.220 - Appointment of surrogate.

(1) Upon the request of any party, the court shall appoint a surrogate for a child who is temporarily or permanently in the custody of, or committed to, a public or private agency through the action of the juvenile court if:

(a) The court finds that the child may be eligible for special education programs because of a disabling condition as provided in ORS chapter 343;

(b) The child does not already have a surrogate appointed by a school district or other educational agency; and

(c) The requesting party nominates a person who is willing to serve as the surrogate and who meets the requirements described in subsection (2) of this section.

(2) A surrogate appointed under this section:

(a) May not be an employee of the state educational agency, a school district or any other agency that is involved in the education or care of the child;

(b) May not have a conflict of interest that would interfere with the surrogate representing the special education interests of the child; and

(c) Shall have knowledge and skills that ensure that the surrogate can adequately represent the child in special education decisions. [1993 c.33 §77; 2005 c.662 §14]

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